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Does your company need to file an EEO-1 report? Does your company answer YES to any of these three questions: (1) Have 100 or more employees and subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Have fewer than 100 employees but the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another […]

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The Connecticut Supreme is about to decide if an employee can smoke pot on the job and not get fired. On March 31, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on this point in State of Connecticut v. Connecticut Employees Union Independent et. al. The case stems from Gregory Linhoff’s, a former maintenance worker at […]

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You may have heard the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a new version of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster on April 26th along with an updated Employer’s Guide to the FMLA. The new poster can be found here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf The 2013 version of the poster, however, can still be used to comply with […]

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Fairfield County Business Journal February 25, 2016 Most companies have a girl or guy Friday (“Friday”) who does everything. While this employee is essential to your company, the question is do you pay him or her a salary or by the hour?  In most cases, the answer should be by the hour.  And if he/she […]

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We have previously written about President Obama’s plan to modernize regulations governing the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions (“White Collar” exemptions) from minimum wage and overtime.  Last year, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum instructing the Department of Labor “to propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.”   The DOL’s proposal was originally […]

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